Thursday, September 2, 2010

Heart Wreath

{February 14, 2010}


by Eileen Hull

I know that Valentine's Day is technically over, but I have one more fun project to share that's heart- related. We had a party a few weeks ago, and with all the snow, I never got to recycle the 12-pack soda cartons, so I decided to make something from them. The Dr. Pepper boxes caught my eye because of the nice cherry red and green color combo. The boxes are the perfect size to trim down and run through your Big Shot because you get four long sides of artwork.

Sizzix products used:

Other products used:

  • Recycled soda cartons in desired colors (two boxes used for this project)
  • Foamboard, 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Brads
  • Double-sided tape
  • Green cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • Green Stickles

Here's how:

  1. Draw a large heart with a smaller one inside on a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" red paper.
  2. Adhere it to a piece of foamboard. With a craft knife, cut around the shape to use as a wreath base.
  3. Cut 8 to 10 sets of flowers to cover the wreath. Cut flourishes from green paper for accents.
  4. Punch holes in the flower centers.
  5. Layer flowers and insert brads through all three sizes. (I added some green Stickles to brad tops.) Fold up petals for dimension.
  6. Position flowers on wreath base and adhere in place. Fill in area between flowers with flourishes.
  7. Add ribbon hanger to back of wreath and hang!

Here's the view from my front porch last week. Hope your President's Day was enjoyable!

From my (cozy) studio to yours,

Eileen

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